Dr. June Soomer elected to UN Permanent Forum for People of African Descent
(St. Lucia News Online) A veteran Saint Lucian diplomat has been appointed by the United Nations (UN) to another top post representing the region internationally.
Decorated diplomat Dr. June Soomer has been elected to represent the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as one of Five Independent Expert Members of the UN Permanent Forum for People of African Descent.
Congratulations to Dr. June Soomer on being elected by the United Nations General Assembly as one of five independent expert members of the UN Forum of People of African Descent pic.twitter.com/hOqEVMkmky— CARICOM Secretary General (@SG_CARICOM) December 18, 2021
Dr. Soomer, who received 128 votes when the matter was voted on by UN member-states earlier this week, joins Martin Kimani (Kenya), Mona Omar (Egypt), Epsy Campbell Barr (Costa Rica) and Justin Hansford (USA).
In her new position, she will represent CARICOM while Costa Rica’s Campbell-Barr will represent Latin America.
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